South East Wales

Climber, 56, injured in 100 ft fall off Monmouthshire cliff

wyndcliff Image copyright Peter Randall-Cook
Image caption Rescue teams had to lower a stretcher to the injured man in a three-hour operation

A climber has been seriously injured after plunging 100ft in Monmouthshire.

The 56-year-old man, from Lincolnshire, fell at Wyndcliff, near Chepstow, on Sunday at about 13:30 BST.

A three-hour rescue operation with mountain rescue teams from Abergavenny and Brecon involved hoisting the climber to safety on a stretcher.

He was treated at Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital for back and shoulder injuries.

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